Glenallachie 2006

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2018
Stated Age
12 years old
Number of bottles
58.9 % Vol.
500 ml
Bottled for
Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2018
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Added on
23 apr 2018 12:17 pm by NRS
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 112.55

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Whisky reviews for Glenallachie 2006

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.77 points.

  1. Dionysus scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Pretty nice but for it needs a few drops of water, the alcohol is too overwhelming
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

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  3. Nebuchadnezzar scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Youthful green...
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. SAND scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    NOSE: Tobacco, some baking spices, honey, some dried yellow fruits, vanilla. (91p)
    TASTE: Rich, very rich, creamy, fruity, some mint, lovely. "Explodes" with a few drops of water. (91p)
    FINISH: Minty, fruity, creamy. Fairly long. (89-90p)
    OVERALL: Total score 91 (90) points.

  5. newman346 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Boiled potatoes, milked cereals, honey, orange juice and sweet barley candy.
    Bitterness of black pepper-like spices from barrels, slightly raisins, and powdery cacao.
    The stimulus of alcohol is moderate or short.

    There is a little youth at the top, but the barrel is also good and well balanced.
    The sweetness of the wheat changes to fruity and citrus and milk chocolate come out.

    Did you finish the whisky in bourbon barrels with sherry because of the unbalanced youth and bitterness of the after-sales? It tasted like I think.

    It wasn't flashy, but I was looking forward to a small batch coming in, just like a whisky with feet on the ground.

  6. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2018] GlenAllachie is a distillery that almost exclusively produced for blends so far - but it was recently sold to an investment group that tries to repeat what they achieved with BenRiach and GlenDronach already: To establish a high-quality and even higher priced single malt brand. While BenRiach and GlenDronach always produced high-quality single malts GlenAllachie never did - so this is quite a bigger challenge if not a "mission impossible"...

    ...but to be honest: This Speyside Festival bottling is excellent and certainly one of the best younger drams I had for quite some time. Actually, I will buy a bottle of it (what is the final proof that you really like a dram)!
    • Nose
      90 90
      The nose offers a balanced profile of fruity, honeyed, beeswax-y and summer flowery aromas in a delicate mix without any off-note. It is not really impressive but I like to nose it a lot...
    • Taste
      89 89
      The taste is very sweet on honeys and sugars with spices (peppers, ginger) that join in later followed by mocha, roasted nuts and appropriate wooden notes, finally. Water releases more aromas in the nose and flavours on the palate and turns the whole dram smoother - actually I like it both neat and reduced to about 46% abv.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The whisky arrives warming and a little hot (58.9% abv) in the mouth with no distracting moments whatsoever. The finish is rather long on sweets, spices and mocha again with a minor bitter ending (tannins).

  7. Macheye scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The GlenAllachie Spirit of Speyside 2018 Festival bottling is a fresh, bold, fruit-forward whisky with some really punchy spices which lurk until the mid/back palate and finish and then really take hold. There’s a lot of grippy tannins here, which won’t be to everyone’s taste and indeed are heightened further with dilution. However, the fruit selection here is quite excellent, with stone-fruits, berry-fruits and tropical-fruits all part of a varied fruit-salad medley. The whisky is quite drinkable at 58.9% and to my taste at its best in this natural form.
    • Nose
      Pronounced juicy stone fruits – apricots, peaches and slight nectarines – are further sweetened by honey and a delicate touch of milk chocolate. There’s a touch of Victoria sponge cake and golden malts as well as some gentle, but discernible white pepper and heathery florals. The addition of water emphasises cocoa and fresh coffee beans, as well as fresh golden tobacco leaf and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Arriving richly and with an oily syrupy texture that proves to be quite mouth coating. Fruits are part stone, but now much more berry-driven: raspberries, redcurrants, cranberries – mainly fresh and lively, but with some jammy undertones here and there. Chocolate and coffee (grounds now) make an appearance again, and are joined by some underlying minerals – wet granite. After a period of resting (not too long needed), more tropical fruit comes to the fore – mangoes, foam bananas – all slightly sticky and sweet. The mid and back palate are much more cask-forward, with pepperiness increasing throughout. A few drops of water adds orange juice, it also further emphasises the cask adding planed wood and quite a lot of astringency.
    • Finish
      Medium and packed full of peppery spice. Light vanilla and fresh woodiness are also along for the ride and make for a very dry finish.

  8. Dagobert scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92


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